Terms of Service

These are our terms of service. They're long and detailed, but they're here to protect both you and us - and make sure we have a long and happy relationship together. Please take a moment to review all of these terms so you know what you're agreeing to.

If you find a Ghost.org account which you believe violates our terms of service, please contact us immediately and let us know.

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the Ghost.org website and all content, services and products available at or through the website, including, but not limited to, the Ghost software ("Ghost") and the Ghost.org hosted service ("Ghost.org Service"), (taken together, the Website). The Website is owned and operated by the Ghost Foundation. ("Ghost Foundation"). The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Ghost Foundation's privacy policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by Ghost Foundation (collectively, the "Agreement").

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Ghost Foundation, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.

Violation of any of the terms below will result in the termination of your Account. You agree to use the Service at your own risk.

1. Your Ghost.org Account

If you create a blog on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and blog, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the blog. You must not describe or assign keywords to your blog in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Ghost Foundation may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Ghost Foundation liability. You must immediately notify Ghost Foundation of any unauthorized uses of your blog, your account or any other breaches of security. Ghost Foundation will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

  1. You must be a human. Accounts registered by "bots" or other automated methods are not permitted.
  2. You must provide your legal full name, a valid email address, and any other information requested in order to complete the signup process.
  3. Your login may only be used by one person - a single login shared by multiple people is not permitted.
  4. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. Ghost Foundation cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.

2. Responsibility of Users

If you operate a blog, comment on a blog, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

  • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
  • if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
  • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
  • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
  • the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
  • the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
  • your blog is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
  • your blog is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your blog's URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and
  • you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Ghost Foundation or otherwise.

By submitting Content to Ghost Foundation for inclusion on your Website, you grant Ghost Foundation a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your blog. If you delete Content, Ghost Foundation will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Ghost Foundation has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Ghost Foundation’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Ghost Foundation’s reasonable opinion, violates any Ghost Foundation policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Ghost Foundation’s sole discretion. Ghost Foundation will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

3. Payment and Renewal

3.1. General Terms

Optional paid services such as extra storage, or domain purchases are available on the Website (any such services, an "Upgrade"). By selecting an Upgrade you agree to pay Ghost Foundation the monthly or annual subscription fees indicated for that service. Payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you sign up for an Upgrade and will cover the use of that service for a monthly or annual subscription period as indicated. Upgrade fees are not refundable.

3.2. Automatic Renewal

Unless you notify Ghost Foundation before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel an Upgrade, your Upgrade subscription will automatically renew and you authorize us to collect the then-applicable annual or monthly subscription fee for such Upgrade (as well as any taxes) using any credit card or other payment mechanism we have on record for you. Upgrades can be canceled at any time in the Upgrades section of your site's dashboard.

3.3 Refund Policy

Unless indicated otherwise at the explicit discretion of Ghost Foundation, all sales are final and no refunds are provided for any products or services provided. Any sales made via the Ghost.org Marketplace are subject to the refund policy of their respective owners.

4. Responsibility of Website Visitors

Ghost Foundation has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, Ghost Foundation does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content.

The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Ghost Foundation disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

5. Content Posted on Other Websites

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which Ghost.org links, and that link to Ghost.org. Ghost Foundation does not have any control over those non-Ghost websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-Ghost website or webpage, Ghost Foundation does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Ghost Foundation disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-Ghost websites and webpages.

6.Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy

As Ghost Foundation asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by Ghost.org violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Ghost Foundation via the contact page. Ghost Foundation will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Ghost Foundation will terminate a visitor's access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Ghost Foundation or others.

7. Intellectual Property

This Agreement does not transfer from Ghost Foundation to you any Ghost Foundation or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Ghost Foundation. Ghost Foundation, Ghost, Ghost.org, the Ghost logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Ghost.org, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Ghost Foundation or Ghost Foundation’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Ghost Foundation or third-party trademarks.

8. Marketplace Products

By using a product from the Ghost.org Marketplace, you agree to the creator's terms of service. You can opt out of their terms of service at any time by ceasing to use the product in question.

9. Domain Names

Ghost Foundation works in cooperation with partners to ensure that you are able to use your own domain name with your Ghost.org blog. By using a domain from one of Ghost Foundation's partners you agree to the partner's terms of service.

10. Changes

Ghost Foundation reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Ghost Foundation may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

11. Termination

Ghost Foundation may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your Ghost.org account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

12. Disclaimer of Warranties

The Website is provided "as is". Ghost Foundation and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Ghost Foundation nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

13. Limitation of Liability

In no event will Ghost Foundation, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Ghost Foundation under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Ghost Foundation shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

14. General Representation and Warranty

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the Ghost Foundation Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

15. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Ghost Foundation, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

16. Miscellaneous

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Ghost Foundation and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Ghost Foundation, or by the posting by Ghost Foundation of a revised version. The Agreement and these Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales. Unless any alternative dispute resolution procedure is agreed between the parties, the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales in respect of any dispute which arises out of or under this Agreement. Unless any alternative dispute resolution procedure is agreed between the parties, the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales in respect of any dispute which arises out of or under this Agreement. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Ghost Foundation may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

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